Seattle is growing and our population is changing. The City needs to continually revisit and expand its public engagement efforts to ensure growing demographic groups are represented in City decision-making processes and the barriers that discourage or prevent people from participating are eliminated.
In July of 2016, Mayor Murray signed Executive Order 2016-06 reaffirming his commitment to advance the effective deployment of equitable and inclusive engagement strategies across all City departments. In the 2017-2018 Budget, legislation was included that addresses the Mayor's outreach and engagement principles, outlines a new citywide framework for community engagement, and creates a Community Involvement Commission.
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has been tasked to lead this citywide effort. This directive is reflected in our mission - to strengthen Seattle by engaging all communities. We do this by fostering community partnerships, cultivating emerging leadership, and facilitating community inclusiveness. The citywide framework for community engagement is our road map as we continue to develop a suite of tools and processes.
Neighborhood Districts Background
Ordinance & Resolution
Statement of Legislative Intent:
- SLI 18-2-A-1: DON's Programs and Council Districts
- Initial Report in Response to SLI-18-2-A-1
- Final Response to City Council on SLI 18-2-A-1 pdf